I think you’re half-right for 2016. I see Bush/Rubio as the ticket, provided the GOP powers-that-be get their way. I further predict that the GOP powers-that-be will tell the social conservatives to go pound sand; that they’re no longer welcome in the party. Not officially, mind you, but in the best politese they can muster.
“I see Bush/Rubio as the ticket,”
You can’t be serious.
Just how many times has a party every nominated both on the ticket from the same state?
The media will destroy Marco Rubio long before 2016. His name won’t even be brought up for consideration by then.